Originally Posted by dark_static6
Okay, I just bought a 1970 Cadillac Hearse and a new motor for it for $850 (USDA) The body (While solid and not all beat up) is in BAD SHAPE (needs paint and cleaning). This thing weighs 3 1/4 tons!!! I have to take steps to reduce the weight on it just a bit, but I'll dedinitely post pics of the hearse (which I have dubbed "Dethwagen") as work progresses (and when i can get a digital camera...
Sounds like you got a pretty good deal, but it may all depend on your final goal. Reducing weight may be hard on to do and maintain structural integrity. But in general just start removing anything you do not need or want:
- spare tire
let us know what your plans are and we can give you some specific info:
daily driver, race, weekend cruiser, Halloween tours, funerals...
We are finishing up work on a 76 El Dorado conv.... the parts for these things are much higher than the more common GM models.